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Join us tonight at Bryant Lake Bowl for a free screening of Paris is Burning!

Paris is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Some critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.

Fatha Jazz Bordeaux, founder of the Twin-Cities based House of Bordeaux will be present at 7:00 to kick off the evening, discuss the film, take questions from the audience, and share a bit about the ballroom scene in the Twin Cities. The film will start at 8:00.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Rachel Clark- rachel@bryantlakebowl.com, (612) 825-8949

This Thursday, The Cowles Center is seeking feedback from the dance community as we begin the first stages in conceptualizing a new brand identity. We'll spend the first 45 minutes going through a series of questions and discussing aspirations for the transition ahead. Pretend you're talking to an old friend, a young child, or your grandma. Now finish this sentence, "The Cowles Center is..."

The last 45 minutes will be open to the group to bring up their own ideas and challenges. Roundtable Discussions are designed to provide space for artists and arts administrators to gather and seek personal guidance, guidance for the dance community, or to simply catch up with one another. This is a free event, we hope to see you there!

The Cowles Center, Second Floor Target Education Studio | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Continental Ballet Company will perform Classical Divertissements at the Bloomington Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm.

This program includes excepts from several ballets in the classical repertoire such as Paquita, Raymonda, Esmeralda, and Rodeo. We are very excited that former company member Michelle Mahowald Vagi is performing in Les Sylphides. Michelle has been with Arizona Ballet and recently re-located to Minnesota. The cast also includes Benjamin Olson, Michaela Macauley, Wesley Rocha, Leta Treibold, Maylu Pena, Jalen Gisselquist, Alarica Hassett, Keegan Eide, Shelby Haggelstein, Kaethe Birkner, Kasey O'Rourke Southwick, Erika Ellis, Vashti Goracke, Alan Tse, Nanami Nakjima, Aaron Davies, and Jaime Casey.

The program is filled with variety and beautiful dancing. A great way to welcome spring!

Bloomington Center for the Arts | 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
Contact:
Genevieve Spooner- gspooner@continentalballet.com, (952) 563-8562

see
FUTURE
INTERSTATES
dance-improvisation-performance

curated and hosted by HIJACK

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:30pm. 7:00pm doors.
FREE

* LILY CONFORTI
* MAUREEN KOELSCH + TIM DENNIS + DAVID MEANS
* from Chicago: AMANDA MARAIST + KARA BRODY
* GALEN TREUER + CAROLINE MCAULIFFE
* JUST RAPPORT

 
Future Interstates is a regularly-occurring series focused on dance improvisation in performance. Each session features artists who have been selected based on a call for proposals. This is the second Future Interstates at The Cedar and performances are roughly every month.

F.I. was initiated by Body Cartography Project and HIJACK in February 2015.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Kristin Van Loon- hijackdance@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585

9x22 Dance/Lab - Wednesday, March 27

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$15: pay as able.

Maggie Zepp
Hunter Brown
Tori Casagranda

http://www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

In its sixteenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 9x22 Dance/Lab has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) presents a program of new and repertory works, Terra Incognita & Jewish Confessions, in the TEK BOX at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, March 29-30, 2019.

For this 39th Home Season, Artistic Co-Director Suzanne Costello’s "Terra Incognita" makes a welcome return, alongside two works that comprise Jewish Confessions. "At it Again" is Artistic Co-Director Stuart Pimsler’s solo homage to American author Philip Roth, complemented by themes of cultural identity and conformity in Guest Choreographer Sophia Pimsler’s "Join Us." Jewish Confessions is generously supported by the Howard B. and Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund. One piece on this program contains mature language.

Friday, March 29 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 PM

$20 General admission; $14-$20 sliding scale for artist/student/senior/veterans.
More information and tickets available at http://www.stuartpimsler.com/

TEK BOX at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Shaina Andres- spdanth.shaina@gmail.com, (763) 521-7738

Adults, come dance with us!

Choose between 9:15-10:30am Adult Beginning Ballet or 10:30-12:00pm Adult Intermediate Ballet.
If you’re new, try your first class free.
Current students: if you bring a new friend, get your class for free!
 
Have a little one?
Try Creative Movement class from 9:15-9:45am (geared towards ages four through six).
Or test out Introduction to Ballet from 10:45-11:15am, perfect for kids ages nine through twelve who are new to dancing. 

 
See an excerpt from the company’s upcoming show Gentle Human and hear a few words from Artistic Director Zoé Henrot at a brief in-studio preview from 12-12:30pm.
 
Come join our community and check out the new space. We can’t wait to see you in our studios!

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Northrop Presents
BALLET PRELJOCAJ
Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm

La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall)

Angelin Preljocaj, Artistic Director

Is there a secret passageway that allows us to enter a painting? Angelin Preljocaj, one of the leading stars of contemporary dance in France and abroad, answers "YES" with this fascinating exploration of the supernatural power of art. The choreography plunges us into the rich symbolism and metaphor of a traditional Chinese tale, "The Painting on the Wall," a tale of two travelers mesmerized by a magnificent fresco. Originally conceived for young audiences, this journey to a parallel universe fascinates at any age.

Northrop | 84 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Northrop UMN- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Northrop Presents
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 pm

"Songs of Bukovina" by Alexei Ratmansky with live piano
"Other Dances" by Jerome Robbins with live piano
"In the Upper Room" by Twyla Tharp

Northrop favorites since their first appearance in 1956, American Ballet Theatre celebrated our grand re-opening in 2014 with their beautiful Giselle. Five years later, they are back in a richly varied repertory program that showcases the passion, innovation and athleticism that the company is renowned for. Alexei Ratmansky’s "Songs of Bukovina" is set to music by Leonid Desyatnikov, full of folk-inspired choreography with a jubilant feel. "Other Dances" by Jerome Robbins pays homage to Chopin’s romanticism and the purity of classical ballet technique, while Twyla Tharp’s "In the Upper Room," set to one of Philip Glass’ propulsive scores, is 40 continuous minutes of sheer, exuberant motion.

Northrop | 84 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Northrop UMN- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Midway through a yearlong collaboration investigating the use of dance and familiar choreographies as a means to boost sustainability and quality of life throughout senior care communities; dance artist Anna Marie Shogren and Dr. Kristine Talley invite you to extend their study in an evening offering a landscape of guided restoration. Notice the ways in which we relate to one another through quiet conversation and touch, questioning where each leads, as movement in the room vacillates between altruistic performance and perceived functionality.
It's a performance, it's research, it's a public event.

Made in collaboration with performers Aarin Gabriela Urevig, Barbara Sobocinski, Laurie Van Wieren, and Mary Lynch.

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm.

Weisman Art Museum | 333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Anna Marie Shogren- annamaries@gmail.com, (917) 530-4172

Dance Film! Poetry! Dance filmmakers Becky Heist, Christopher Watson, and Judith Howard with Leila Awadallah premiere three new films, celebrating Su Smallen Love's new book, The Memoir of Mona Lisa and Other Poems. Su Love reads the poems that inspired the films. All artists discuss their creative process of making art from art. 7:00pm, doors at 6:00pm.
 

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Su Love- su@sulove.org, (651) 341-6941

MSP Film Society announces the Opening Night Film for the 38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Fest (MSPIFF) is Yuli - a dazzling dramatization of the early life and work of legendary Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. Inspired by Acosta’s 2007 memoir No Way Home, which details his rise from the streets of Havana to the heights of classical ballet.

MSPIFF’s Opening Night Festivities include the presentation of Yuli at St. Anthony Main Theatres on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 7pm, with a party to follow at Jefe Urban Hacienda, featuring live music by Salsa del Soul. Tickets to the Opening Night Film include entrance to the party.

The 38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Fest runs April 4-20, 2019, and the complete lineup of films and events can be found at https://mspfilm.org/

St. Anthony Main Theatre | 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Contact:
Kelly Nathe- kelly@mspfilm.org, (612) 331-7563

Ballet Co.Laboratory is splashing onto the scene with their new contemporary work Gentle Human. Featuring original choreography by Artistic Director, Zoe Henrot, this brand new company is a force in Twin Cities dance scene.

Ballet Co.Laboratory is a family of dancers who suddenly found themselves removed from the dance community they knew, so they built one for themselves. Out of a time of tumultuous uncertainty, they were able to look within and find where purpose and belonging actually come from. They saw in themselves untapped potential, and seized an opportunity to rise, to reevaluate, and to renew. Gentle Human is a vulnerable exploration of human emotion as a reaction to adverse outside forces. Inspired by true events in the lives of the company dancers and the wise words of Nikita Gill’s poetry in her book Wild Embers, Gentle Human is a portrait of young artists finding meaning against the odds.

April 6 at 7:30pm
April 7 at 2pm
Tickets: $24-$36


The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Dance Film! Poetry! Dance filmmakers Becky Heist, Christopher Watson, and Judith Howard with Leila Awadallah premiere three new films, celebrating Su Smallen Love's new book, The Memoir of Mona Lisa and Other Poems. Su Love reads the poems that inspired the films. All artists discuss their creative process of making art from art. 7:00pm, free admission.

University of Minnesota, Morris, Imholte Hall 109 (Cow Palace) | 600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267
Contact:
Su Love- su@sulove.org, (651) 341-6941

In partnership with Northrop, ARENA DANCES is thrilled to welcome David Rousséve/REALITY to the Twin Cities and will be hosting a FLOORWORK round table discussion with the company on the topic of choreographic process! FLOORWORK, a series of discussions on all things dance, is open to all as a space for conversation and sharing of ideas, knowledge and resources. Join us with your thoughts and experiences of choreographic tools, strategies, and practices, and hear about David’s process in the creation of “Halfway to Dawn” - an opportunity to share perspectives and gain new techniques to try in your dance-making practices!

Where: McKnight Foundation
710 S 2nd St #400, Minneapolis, MN 55401

When: April 9, 10AM-12PM
Feel free to come and go as you need
Coffee, tea, and light snacks
FREE and open to all

To learn more about special guest David Rousséve/REALITY, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/797017824006318/.

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MotionArt presents Collabulous!, a dance concert filled with collaborations between choreographer Pam Gleason, artist Edward Bock, composer/percussionist Bruce Wintervold, musicians Sara Thompson and Pat Norton, and cinematography team Splash Tantrum.

Enjoy a colorfully kinetic evening in this engaging multi-generational performance. Included is Evergreen, a video of 32 dancers who add a new twist to the game of chess, and a suite of dances performed with a live string ensemble.

Dancers include: John Agurkis, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Anna Andahàzy, Thern Anderson, Mary Bock, Robert Borman, Maija Brown, Wes Cannon, Sydney Enzler, Pam Gleason, Elana Gravitz, Lori Mercil, Carol Oyanagi, Derek Phillips, Paige Powers, Julie Schuster, Kristine Spangard, Kamalar Tabor, Char Terrana, Alan Tse, Jen Warg.

April 12, 7:30 pm
April 13, 7:30 pm
April 14, 2:00 pm

Tickets: $15-$20
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://Collabulous.brownpapertickets.com.
Free parking available.

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center | 1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

In this split bill evening, two internationally renowned ensembles reimagine classical music and dance for contemporary viewers. Hailed as “a string quartet of boundless imagination” (NPR), Brooklyn Rider draws rave reviews from classical, world and rock critics alike. They open the evening with Healing Modes, an autumnal masterwork comprised of five new commissions from women composers—Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and recent Pulitzer Prize winners Caroline Shaw and Du Yun. Called “soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious” (The New York Times), Ragamala Dance Company’s artistic matriarchy of Ranee, Aparna and Ashwini Ramaswamy explores the myth and spirituality of their Indian heritage to engage the dynamic tension between the historical, the ancestral, and the personal. Nocturne, conceived and choreographed by Ashwini Ramaswamy, “imports magical realism into the dance world...viewers are transported into an exquisite dream state" (Minneapolis Star Tribune).

The O'Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Contact:
Sasha Blinnikova- sasha@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

Northrop Presents
DAVID ROUSSÈVE/REALITY
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm

Halfway to Dawn

Written, choreographed and directed by David Roussève and performed by his diverse nine-member company, REALITY, Halfway to Dawn is a vibrant multi-media dance/theater work. The core is African-American composer Billy Strayhorn’s music, interpreted through a dynamic dance vocabulary that melds jazz, modern/postmodern and social dance. To a lush soundtrack of famous Strayhorn recordings from the 1940s-50s, a complex portrait of this remarkably private artist emerges, touching on themes of fame, privacy, gay identity and the artist’s role as activist.

Northrop | 84 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Northrop UMN- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Notes from a Séance, an evening-length Gothic romance, zeros in on fake spiritualists and features the company's signature biting wit and breathtaking physicality. In this tale of gullible seekers of the unknown, lies a wider moral about hypocrisy and human nature.

The New York Times calls Notes from a Séance “quirky and sharp-witted.” Amidst hysteria and hypnotism, frauds and true-believers, Notes from a Séance is sure to be an otherworldly experience.

Performance contains partial nudity.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Vertical Influences

Thursday, April 25, 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm at Breck School/Anderson Ice Arena

AND

Saturday, April 27, 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Charles M. Schulz Highland Arena

Le Patin Libre breaks the mold by challenging the conventions of traditional figure skating through their innovative style that draws influences from theatre, street dance, and tap. From humble beginnings creating routines on the frozen ponds and canals of their hometown Montréal, these five performers have created a witty and inspired one-hour spectacle that uses the ice in daring and dazzling ways.

Both days include a separate excerpt performance of Tracing Steps, a new work by Twin Cities–based Brownbody, which the ensemble describes as “Black social dances from centuries of slavery in America that are translated to the ice." Free tickets for Brownbody’s performance are available on-site one hour before the program, which are at 4:00 pm Thursday, April 25 and 5:00 pm Saturday, April 27.

DRESS WARMLY, as audiences will be seated on the ice for a thrilling “up-close” view of this ice-dance treat.

Thursday, April 25
Breck School/Anderson Ice Arena | 4210 Olson Memorial Hwy, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Saturday, April 27
Charles M. Schulz Highland Arena | 800 South Snelling Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55116

Contact:
Northrop UMN- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project’s twelfth season will open with Tapestries 4.0 at The TEKBOX Theater: April 26-28.
Tapestries 4.0 features premieres by local choreographers Leila Awadallah, Julie Marie Muskat, and Deja Stowers.

The featured guest choreographers will expose many aspects of humanity and will explore issues and connections in our inner and outer worlds. Karen L. Charles will revisit "Abraham's Seed", an excerpt from Ashes to Ashes that examines the natural cycle of life from birth to death. Her evocative trio, "Pariah", delves into the moments when one feels outcast, never really fitting in anywhere.

Tapestries 4.0
by The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project
April 26-27 at 7:30 p.m.
April 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $22 and $25 at http://www.thecowlescenter.org, http://bit.ly/tapestries4, or (612) 206-3600.

TEK BOX at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Second Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Intersect
Young Dance Company Spring Concert
April 26-27, 2019

Intersect explores at the crossroads of dance and other art forms to challenge creative expression and impact of our performance. In our 36th annual season, Young Dance Co. collaborated with guest artists and youth arts organizations working in a variety of forms, including music, contemporary Indian dance, drag performance, and film, to create an evening of diverse performances that push the boundaries of the art and practice of dance. Featuring works created in collaboration with Ananya Dance Theatre, Jeffry Lusiak, Gaelynn Lea, and Media Active, Intersect promises to be a lively evening of kinesthetically engaging and thought provoking performance.

Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, 2:00 p.m.
Family Matinee Performance, geared towards families with young children.

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. - ASL Interpreted
6:45 p.m. Reception

TICKETS: https://www.thelabtheater.org/intersect

The Lab Theater | 700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

ARENA DANCES is very excited to present the third annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival this spring! This year’s festival offers a week long array of masterclasses and performances, showcasing both the Twin Cities' emerging and established professional dance artists. This sweet treat runs from April 29-May 4 at The Southern Theater!

PERFORMANCES
Featured Performances - shared evening showcasing the work of Chris Schlichting, April Sellers Dance Collective, and STRONGmovement! Tickets are on sale now at the link below.

Happy Hour Showings - a five-day series of works-in-progress showings and audience feedback by Non Edwards, Blake Nellis, Taja Will, Brenna Mosser Dance Works, and ARENA DANCES! Suggested donation at the door of $10, all donations go directly to the artists showing work.

WORKSHOPS
Masterclasses throughout the week with Chris Schlichting, April Sellers, Darrius Strong, Taja Will, and Brenna Mosser! 9:30-11:30AM, check the schedule at the link.

The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
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WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

Join ARENA DANCES for one-week of movement classes and creative process taught by founder and artistic director, Mathew Janczewski. Targeted for the high-intermediate to advanced level dancer, participating artists will research their process of dancing from their instincts with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies, and kinetic responses. With a combination of technique classes, improvisational labs, and choreographic rehearsals, the week will culminate in an informal showing for friends, family, and the community.

June 10-15
10AM-2PM
Soma Studios in Northeast. Free parking.

More information and registration can be found at http://www.arena-dances.org/instinct-dance-intensive/

Photo by Cameron Wittig.

Soma Studios | 79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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BCL will be holding exciting and diverse summer camps, workshops, laboratories, and more all summer-long for all ages and abilities! Please visit our website for details!

DANCE LABORATORY for ages seven through ten:
July 8-19 Monday/Wednesday
Includes ballet technique and others and special Beyond the Mirror educational sessions.

PRE-POINTE/BEGINNING POINTE for ages ten through fourteen:
August 5-16 Monday/Wednesday/Friday
July 8-19 Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Includes ballet technique and pointe and different dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, conditioning, and educational sessions.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL for ages thirteen through 20:
June 17-28 Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
July 15-26 Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
August 5-16 Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Includes ballet technique and pointe and different dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, conditioning, and educational sessions.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Ballet Co. Laboratory is thrilled to host Joseph Morrissey for three Advanced Master Classes.

Master Classes- $20 drop in

Thursday, March 21- 11:30-1:00pm
Thursday, March 21- 5:00-6:30pm
Friday, March 22- 10:00-11:30am

Questions? Contact Zoe Henrot at the email below.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Midwest School of Ballet and Edina Park and Rec are offering a NEW Inclusive Beginning Ballet for students ages three through six.

Saturdays, March 30-April 13: 1:00-1:45pm

This is a beginner class that incorporates age-appropriate motor skills to teach the basic fundamental movements of ballet. Instructors use methods designed to encourage exploration and foster creativity. For all children ages three to six of varying abilities. Edina Park and Rec offers support as needed and available. Please provide information regarding your unique needs at registration.

Students may wear a leotard, tights, and ballet shoes, or they may wear a t-shirt and leggings or shorts. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in on the floor as well as standing.

Edina Senior Center – Classroom #1, 5280 Grandview Square #101, Edina, MN 55436
Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

TU Dance Center offers two sessions of eight-week adult workshops during the 2019 Spring Session.

Session 1: January 28-March 23
Session 2: April 8-June 3. No classes on May 27.

Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate; cash, check or debit/credit card at TU Dance Center.

Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through 20. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Creative Movement/Drum: July 22-26
Bridge Program: July 15-27
Teen Program: July 8-27

Registration deadline: June 14, 2019.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

The Beginning/Intermediate Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshops, and repertory work for students up to age sixteen. July 8-27, 2019.

The Advanced Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is designed for students (ages seventeen to 24) who are interested in strengthening technique, developing their artistry, and participating in a professional-level creative process. Students will work with TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU Dance Center teaching artists, and guest artists Marcus Jarrell Willis (New York) and Maurya Kerr (San Francisco), who will be creating with the students during the three-week intensive. July 29–August 17, 2019.

For level placement, please contact School Director Laurel Keen at education@tudance.org or 612-440-9028.
Registration deadline: June 14, 2019.

Photo: Laura Scher.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

This eight-week workshop is designed for children (ages two through four) and a parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play. Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally-appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. Participants will be encouraged to join at their own comfort level with the understanding that observation is often the best form of learning with younger children.

Session 2: April 10-June 1
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am or Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week session.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for dancers ages eighteen through 26 pursuing a career in Dance to take class, explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback.

Come to class ready to experience a mix of modern, hip hop, improvisation, and Mauritanian dance!

Sarah Abdel-Jelil is a Mauritanian-American dancer/choreographer/filmmaker based in Minneapolis. Having grown up in eight different countries over four continents in a multicultural, interfaith home, Sarah’s artwork explores notions of home, movement, and in-between spaces. After earning a BA in Cinema and Media Studies from Carleton College in 2016, she moved to Minneapolis, where she continues to dance and create, finding home in the twin cities arts community.

Who: Open class for advanced dancers ages eighteen through 26
When: Mondays | March 4-25
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Where: 2nd Floor - Target Education Studio
Cost: Free to attend

Sign Up: https://goo.gl/forms/GZ3NPAYKCQmTVSZC2

The Cowles Center - 2nd Floor Target Education Studio | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Colleen Oster and Joshua Lorris are local emerging artists in the dance and performing arts and invite you to join the ensemble, "Yes, And, Or!"

Colleen and Joshua bring a frame to group improvisation as performance. Improvisation is sometimes described as a game of "Yes, And." This exploration adds "or," focusing group practices to identifying and engaging with what’s happening in the moment. With awareness to both audience and performers' eyes, "yes, and, or" invites a look at how our choices place potency on (or dilute) what the audience experiences.

The ensemble is formed by anyone that wants to show up, with various levels of experience. Rehearsal is March 19 from 6:30-9pm. This culminates in an open showing Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm with a discussion to follow. Donations accepted at the door.

Water Bar and Public Studio | 2518 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Contact:
Colleen Oster- osterco01@luther.edu

Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. ​​​​​​​​​

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:

- Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals.
- Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body.
- Resonate with other bodies.
- Go into meditative state using Spring Forest Qigong techniques.

Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

2019 schedule, dates are subject to change:
Second Term: March 21 and 28; April 18; May 2, 9, 16, 30; June 13

Tuition: $135

Heart of Tao Resonance Art | 2322 Garfield St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- gadu@doushinresonance.com, (612) 703-7501

OPEN DIVISION OPEN HOUSE – MARCH 23 and 24

MDT’s biannual Open Division Open House includes free ballet class for adults, discount class cards, and an MDT company showing.

Saturday, March 23
8:45am – 12:30pm Discount class cards available – 6th floor lobby
9:00am – 10:20am FREE Beginning-Intermediate Ballet – Studio 6A
10:25am – 10:35am MDT company showing – Studio 6A
10:40am – Noon FREE Advanced-Professional Ballet – Studio 6A

 
Sunday, March 24
11:00am – 1:30pm Discount class cards available – 6th floor lobby
11:15am – 1:15pm FREE Intermediate-Advanced Ballet with Pointe – Studio 6A
11:30am – 1:00pm FREE Beginning Ballet – Studio 6B

10% Discount on MDT class cards!

Offer valid at MDT open classes, Monday, March 18 – Sunday, March 24
Cash, check, or credit card are accepted. A 3% processing fee is added to credit card transactions.
MDT class cards have no expiration date.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Tap Dance Master Class with Lisa La Touche!

Intermediate/ Advanced level - All ages welcome!

Saturday, March 23 from 12-1:30pm
at Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center

$30
pre-register and pay here: www.kaleenamiller.com/store/lisamasterclass
OR cash/credit/check accepted at the door.

Hope to see you there!
 

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
Kaleena Miller- kaleenakaleena@gmail.com

Please join Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy for a Bharatanatyam master class at TU Dance Center.

Taught by Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy of Ragamala Dance Company, this master class introduces participants to the Pandanallur lineage of Bharatanatyam, focusing on the rhythmic, gestural, and expressive vocabularies that are the underpinnings of the form. In addition to active instruction, the class explores concepts of lineage, aesthetics, the close relationship between music and movement in Bharatanatyam, the evolution of culturally rooted art forms, and their ongoing relevance in the 21st century. This class is open to any level of experience.

Saturday, March 23: 2:00-3:30pm
$16, online pre-registration required.

Photo: Grant Halverson.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen - education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults and teens, ages sixteen and up. Fundamentals I is a basic introduction for the absolute beginner. Fundamentals II is slightly more advanced and can be taken repeatedly until ready to progress to the beginning level open classes.

Fundamentals I with Hassan Ingraham
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Spring Session: April 2 - June 18

Fundamentals II with Zachary Tuazon
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Spring Session: April 4 - June 20

Register here: https://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Each course includes twelve classes and costs $160. Receive a $10 discount when you register at least two weeks in advance.

Other upcoming sessions:
Summer Session: July 9, 2019 – August 29, 2019, eight weeks.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Friday, April 12: 3-8pm
Saturday, April 13: 11:30am-7:30pm
Sunday, April 14: 9:30am-6pm

Class fee: Before March 21—$499.00 early bird; $549 regular
Materials Fee: $160.00
ACE (CEP121230 (2.00) )
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 9024(20.0))

Chair
Prerequisite: Reformer III or Reformer certificate
Training includes exercises & variations for both the original Wunda chair & the split pedal Combo chair. The chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients & as an addition to group programming in combination with the mat. This course includes exercises & programming for personal training sessions & classes.

Barrels
Training includes exercises & variations for the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel. The Step Barrel & Ladder Barrel add variety to personal training sessions or classes.

For more information visit: http://www.pilates.com.

Paragon Pilates and PT | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Contact:
Brenna Marlin- brennamarln5682@gmail.com, (414) 578-9154

Baila con Pasión Presents Latin Diamond y Pasión Weekend with Sonia Rivera!

We are thrilled to announce that world renowned coach to world champions, Sonia Rivera is coming to the Twin Cities!

Sonia Rivera is a world renowned Latin Dance Performer, Artist, Coach, Adjudicator, Costume Designer, and Lover of Life! This Lady does it ALL and she does it with grace, elegance, and with an expertise that is rare.

She trains world champions worldwide in technique and stage presence, creates amazing choreography, and more. Sonia is bringing her expertise and talents to share with us here in the great Twin Cities.

This is a weekend you do not want to miss! In addition to teaching various Salsa / Bachata workshops, she and our Baila con Pasión Director, Cassandra de Mercedes, will be hosting a choreography challenge that will be performed that Saturday, May 4, at the social. We promise that you will learn techniques that will change your dancing.

This is hosted at various locations. See website for further details.

Contact:
Cassandra de Mercedes- bailaconpasion@gmail.com, (703) 402-3645

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

International Latin Dance Company, Baila con Pasión, is looking for people who want to train to teach with us!

We are the only Professional International Latin Dance Academy here in Minnesota and need instructors. No Experience necessary - we will train you from square one! MUST have a passion for people and a passion for Latin dance and we will do the rest!

Please contact us for more information.

Contact:
Cassandra de Mercedes- bailaconpasion@gmail.com, (703) 402-3645

Ballet Co.Laboratory is seeking summer interns interested in learning more about arts administration. As an artist-led Company, we believe in artists being on stage as well as behind-the-scenes of our organization. Interns must be at least eighteen years of age and must be able to spend a minimum of four weeks in the Twin Cities. Every intern will be assigned a specific project within one of these disciplines: marketing, development, administrative/school assistant, photography/videography.

Interns will be housed by Ballet Co.Laboratory board and community members. These internships are unpaid. Intern will receive free classes at Ballet Co.Laboratory throughout their internship.

Questions? Email Zoé Emilie Henrot.

Photo: Tim Pate.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

One hour of work = One free class (1.5 hours)
Each shift is three to four hours depending on class schedules and availability.
 
Tasks include but are not limited to…
• Checking in students for class
• Answering questions, assisting parents and students as needed
• Answering the phone and general email
• Sweeping and mopping the lobby and bathrooms, taking out the trash
• Other administrative tasks as assigned by the director
 
Work exchange students are eighteen years of age or older, are passionate about dance, and are interested in helping to build the BCL community. The student and director will agree on a set shift schedule which will last through June 10, 2019 at which time a new schedule can be set.  
For more information, please email Zoé Emilie Henrot.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Summer performing arts camps and classes are coming soon! Come be a part of our growing program! Looking for both lead and assistant teachers. Lead teachers must have previous experience working with children ages four through twelve.

Dates of musical theater camps are June 10-Aug 16. Hours are generally M-F or M-Th 9am-4pm broken into two camps per day 9am-12pm and 1-4pm with some exceptions. All materials will be provided. No piano playing required.

Dance camps run June 10-July 19, M-F or M-Th. Times are 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Instructors must choreograph their own dances, however music and themes will be provided. 

If interested, send a letter and resume to Gina Mayer.

Contact:
Gina Mayer- gina@mayerarts.com, (952) 836-5651

TU Dance is considering dancers for the 2019-2020 season.

Interested artists should submit their materials to gemma.isaacson@tudance.org, including CV/résumé, work sample (YouTube or Vimeo links only), headshot, and a minimum of two personal references.
Please include information about any upcoming performances as it may be possible for the Artistic Directors to see your work.
In-person auditions are by invitation only. The Artistic Directors will make a pre-selection based on the materials you provide. Only those dancers selected in the pre-selection process will be contacted for an in-person audition.

Thank you for your interest in working with TU Dance!

Photo: Michael Slobodian.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Gemma Isaacson- gemma.isaacson@tudance.org, (612) 405-2206

TU Dance is seeking guest choreographers for the 2019-2020 season.

Interested choreographers should submit their materials to gemma.isaacson@tudance.org, including CV/résumé, work sample, and a minimum of two personal references.
Please include information about any upcoming performances of your work as it may be possible for the Artistic Directors to attend.
Interviews are by invitation only. The Artistic Directors will make a pre-selection based on the materials you provide. Only those choreographers selected in the pre-selection process will be contacted for an interview.

Thank you for your interest in working with TU Dance!

Photo: Michael Slobodian.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Gemma Isaacson- gemma.isaacson@tudance.org, (612) 405-2206

Ballet Co. Laboratory is thrilled to host Joseph Morrissey and an audition for Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camps and Academy.

Audition - FREE!
Saturday, March 23, 1:00-2:30pm

Questions? Email Zoé Emilie Henrot.
 
 

Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers awards $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota mid-career dancers and choreographers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; or work on a new project. The fellowship program is designed to award Minnesota dance artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who have created a substantial body of work over a period of time.

To apply for a fellowship, you must submit your full application by April 3, 2019 at 3pm CST. No late submissions will be accepted, so start early.

Full guidelines and application can be found here:
Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/

For questions regarding guidelines, please contact mckfell@thecowlescenter.org.

Contact:

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave next door to Police Station. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Over 2,000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Fully handicapped accessible. *$20 per hour for all rentals that are dance related only. Sorry, no Irish shoes or tap shoes permitted.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Floor is tile on concrete--NOT a sprung wood dance floor. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area. Free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible. *$15 per hour for all rentals that are dance related only. Sorry, no Irish shoes or tap shoes permitted.
*Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Now offering summer rental specials at the Off-Leash Art Box!

Book the performance space for June-August and get:

- Week-long rental: $900 (typically $1200)
- Weekend single day rental: $300 (typically $500)
- Weekday single day rental: $200 (typically $300

Plus, our rehearsal space is still available for select spring dates (end of March, April, and end of May). More details at http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.

The Art Box offers both studio and performance space, with wall-to-wall sprung wood floors and a great variety of audience seating options. Join a growing network of incredible artists and community members who are making the Art Box home for their next rehearsal, performance, or event.

If you haven't been to the Art Box yet, let us know and we'd be happy give you a tour—we're always happy to show off our theater!

The Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Minnesota Dance Theatre has three studios available for hourly rental. The studios are located on the sixth floor at the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. All studios have sprung floors covered with Marley, mirrors, ballet barres, a piano, and a sound system.

Studio 6A: 3286 square feet; approximately 45' x 65'
Studio 6B: 1563 square feet; approximately 27' x 53'
Studio 6C: 929 square feet; approximately 15' x 38'

Rates for artists and nonprofit rehearsal:
Studio 6A: $15/hour
Studio 6B: $12.50/hour
Studio 6C: $10/hour
To schedule a artist/nonprofit rental: https://goo.gl/forms/IQbjybxObCJvIp9D2

Rates for auditions and classes:
Studio 6A: $30/hour
Studio 6B: $25/hour
Studio 6C: $20/hour
To schedule an audition/class rental: https://goo.gl/forms/geMQt4tcclpZ20lb2

Rental fees may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Make checks payable to MDT. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card purchases.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Jane Scheidel- jane.scheidel@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Three beautiful new studios are available for rent at Ballet Co. Laboratory. Studio One and Studio Two are 52'x25'. Studio Three is 32'x25'.
We have two gender neutral restrooms, changing rooms, a comfortable lobby space with Wi-fi access and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC heated and cooled.

$20/hour

Free parking available in front of the studio.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

The Resistance Movement is a movement studio in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes are upbeat and music-driven and fuse Pilates, yoga, dance and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords.

This program is available to participants wanting to take classes or use studio time. In exchange for taking one class, you volunteer one hour at the studio doing administrative and light cleaning tasks. We try to fit tasks to your specific skill set and interests. Administrative tasks could include answering phones, checking in clients, or creating social media and/or blog posts. The swap may also be used for studio time for those needing a practice/rehearsal space. Participants must commit to at least two hours a week for a period of at least one semester.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your dance training/technique and learn to prevent injury. Email us indicating why you are interested in the program, potential work hours, and any particular interests.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

The Resistance Movement has two large studios for rent. The studio space is quiet, calm and peaceful. Both studios have sprung dance flooring. The first studio is 600 square feet, mirrored on one side. The second studio is 860 square feet, mirrored on two sides, with large windows with natural light.

Renters have access to portable speakers or Sonos speaker system, locker room (with showers), towels, mats and stretching blocks and balls. May leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe studio or soft soled shoes only to protect flooring. Please email as to price, discounts for students and non-profits.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Expose your students to a professional dance environment with a field trip to TU Dance Center.

Students will tour TU Dance Center, have conversations with members of TU Dance company, watch the rehearsal process, come onto the dance floor for a brief movement exploration, and have a short Q&A. This may also be combined with a dance class for students in our upstairs studio upon request. Schedule this visit on its own or in conjunction with one of our educational performances for a more in-depth, comprehensive experience.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Kaitin Kelly Benedict- kaitin.kbenedict@tudance.org, (651) 505-3264

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio One) and 21x46 feet (Studio Two) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Ave, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681

3000 square feet, wood floor, no posts—studio for rent in the Ivy Building, Seward neighborhood.

Rent The Open Space (AKA Mindful Motion Tai Chi) for under $10 an hour!*
*Rental rates vary, but with a weekly plan and a commitment for at least twelve weeks, you could actually pay $10 an hour or less for this gorgeous space.

Hourly rates are also available, but the most affordable way to rent is to select a weekly slot and reserve it for three months.
If you do this, you can get a weekly:
Morning slot (before 11:30am) for $20 per week.
Mid-afternoon slot (2:00-5:00pm) for $20 per week.
Evening slot (5:00-10:00pm) for $50 per week.
Mid-day slot (11:30am-2pm) for $30 per week.

If you are interested, text, call or email Patrick Scully for more information.

The Open Space | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
Patrick Scully- patrick@patrickscully.org, (612) 205-1512

The Cowles Center has played host to events ranging from TEDx Minneapolis to pre-show receptions to lunch-hour meetings.

With an intimate house of 100 seats, the TEK BOX is the perfect theater to host special performances and events.

For performances and events who wish to have a larger audience, the Goodale Theater seamlessly combines century-old elegance with sleek, modern comfort. With no more than 65 feet from the sweeping stage to each of the 505 seats, the Goodale Theater has a sprung wooden floor with 41,500 square feet of playable space. The large wings, expansive flyspace, and orchestra lift can accommodate the needs of the most imaginative designers.

To inquire about hosting an event or performance, please contact Joseph Bingham.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

The Cowles Center has three studio spaces available for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and access to a sound system.

All reservations are managed through The Cowles Center Booking Calendar. After filling out a one-time rental profile form, an invitation is sent to set up an account. Once you receive a booking invitation, you will be able to manage all reservations, cancellations, and payments on your own. Users may use the Rental Calendar to book now and pay later by saving a valid debit or credit card to their rental account (bookings will be charged after the cancellation notice time frame has expired).

View the Cowles Center Booking Calendar:
https://thecowlescenter.skedda.com/booking

Fill out a Renter Profile Form: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/spaces/rent-studio-conference-room-space

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Paula Vasquez Alzate- rentals@thecowlescenter.org

ONGOING CLASSES

Erin Thompson teaches advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon this winter. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.

Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Thursdays, 9:30am-11:00am
with Dean Magraw on guitar!

Cost:
$15 per class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.

• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere

BEGINNING BALLET
Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I and II - Preregistration required
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
April 2, 2019 – June 20, 2019, twelve weeks
July 9, 2019 – August 29, 2019, eight weeks

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. Classes begin with floor and standing warm-up to strengthen, stretch and balance the body. Included are sequences that focus on joint articulation, balance, foot work, and preparing the body to move through space. Concepts drawn from the infinite possibilities of time, space and energy are explored through given movement combinations and improvisation.
Locations:
Center for Performing Arts (CFPA) | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lake Harriet Spiritual Center (LHSC) | 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

INTERMEDIATE ADULT MODERN
Wednesdays 10:15-11:45 AM at CFPA. Cost $15.

MIXED LEVEL ADULT MODERN
Saturdays 4:00-5:30 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

DANCE FOR THE AGELESS
Mondays 5:00-6:15 PM at LHSC
Thursdays 4:30-5:45 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

Through the exploration of floor work and partnering we will find a deeper connection to our physical self. This course will help every person, dancer, actor, painter, or plumber to find their inner Fearless Mover. We will incorporate moments of improvisation and layers of touch. We will embrace fearless dance - focusing on big, physical movement!

You can expect to experience a collaborative, innovative, positive, challenging, and theatrical approach to class. It is Joe’s hope that you come wanting to explore and leave knowing to never fear movement.

This class is open to ALL level dancers!

Soma Studios - Go up the stairs to enter the atrium and head up the larger staircase. You can't miss us!
79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212
Minneapolis, MN 55413

7-9PM
March 20, 27
Sliding scale $5-15

Contact:

Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.
Interested in signing up for the Full Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven through eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.

Level 1: ages seven through nine

Level 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve

Level 3A and 3B: ages thirteen through fifteen

Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen

Weekly classes include technique, pointe, and repertory. Multiple performance opportunities offered throughout the year. Head to our website for more information.

Photo: Tim Pate.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:

GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET  
Mondays 10:00-11:30am

Thursdays 10:00-11:30am

BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Saturdays 9:15-10:30am

TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONING
Mondays 11:30am-12:00pm


INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm 

Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm
Fridays 10:00-11:30am
Saturdays 10:30am-12:00pm


 

ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Mondays 10:00-11:30am

Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am

Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am

Faculty includes Anna Goodrich, Zoe Henrot, Jeffrey Hankinson, and Brittany Pate.
Drop-in prices range from $10-17, cash or check only. Class cards available.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:

FAMILY DANCE for ages two through four with a parent or guardian:
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.
Six-week session: April 18 – May 23, 2019
Thursdays 10:00-10:45am
Teaching Artist Michelle Ludwig

CREATIVE MOVEMENT for ages four to six:
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for young dancers to explore movement through stories and themes.
Six-week session: April 13 – May 18, 2019
Saturdays 9:30-10:15am
Teaching Artist Rosa Prigan

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Midwest School of Ballet's spring session has started. Classes still open at our PIM location.

Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III for ages three through eight:
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. Classes build on infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format.

Ballet Level I, II, III for ages eight and older:
The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry. Student musicality and quality of movement is developed to produce artistic distinction and expression between supple, graceful, strong, and bounding movement.

Additional classes:
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Level II+)
Ballet for Teens and Athletes, ages eight through twelve.
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet
Modern

TWO LOCATIONS:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424

Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet and Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!

Spring session has started at PIM and begins April 6 at ECC. Keep an eye out for our summer schedule—coming soon!

SATURDAYS, 9:30am-11:00am: Beginning Adult Ballet at the (ECC) Edina Community Center. Instructor: TBD.

MONDAYS, 5:30pm-7pm: Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the (PIM) Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

TUESDAYS, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the (PIM) Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.

TWO LOCATIONS:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424

Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Wendy Anderson, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen - education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Wild Moon Movement presents GET JAZZED, a weekly jazz technique and choreography class with Sydney Ward!

Did you dance growing up and want to get back to it? Have you been looking for an intermediate (more or less) jazz class that is specifically for adult dancers? Are you a dancer who simply wants to keep your skills and technique sharp and fresh?

Us, too!

Every Wednesday at 7:30pm we host a drop-in jazz-style dance class at Glen Lake Academy of Dance.
$15 at the door, $12 if you pre-register by the Tuesday before, and $10/class for five-class packs.

This class is open to adult dancers with some dance background who want to keep moving and get jazzy. We will focus on improving or honing basic jazz skills and technique, and every week we'll teach a new piece of choreography. At Wild Moon Movement we are big on musicality and stylized movement, so each week you'll get a new flavor!

Glen Lake Academy of Dance | 14706 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Contact:
Sydney Ward- sydney.v.ward@gmail.com, (612) 367-7559

NEW CLASS SESSIONS STARTING

SALSA LEVELS II and III, Tuesday, March 19
6:30PM Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN

We are thrilled to announce that our Thursday classes will now be held at 6015 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN in the old Dancelife building.
Go in side door and go right to the East studio. Free parking!

BEGINNING SALSA LEVEL I, Thursday, March 21
6:30 PM, 6015 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

BEGINNING BACHATA LEVEL I, Thursday, March 21
8 PM, 6015 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Come and join the International Baila con Pasión dance family where you will embark on a journey in dance that will truly change your life!

Vamos a bailar!

Registration required. Details on our website link below.

Hablamos Español!

Contact:
Cassandra de Mercedes- bailaconpasion@gmail.com, (703) 402-3645

Join Karla Grotting this week for Friday Morning Jazz @ Zenon Dance Company and School, 9:30-11am! She teaches a brilliant multi-level, multi-generational, music-based, body-centric, community-building and history-infused jazz class. Sound good? Then #GetYourAssToClass!
 
 

Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center 4th Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Youth ballet classes on Sunday morning are full of placement and technique! Two classes are offered each Sunday. Ages six through eight at 11:30am-12:15pm, and ages nine through eleven at 12:15-1:15pm. Come and experience the joy of dance with me! We will learn and brush up on our positions, do some core barre work, and explore jumps and turns in the center!!

This class explores the placement of ballet, and we learn to match our movements with music. I have been a ballet teacher for nine years, and a dancer of almost 30 years! Come join me for ballet.

Contact me with any questions, or just show up.

Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center 4th Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Sarah Bartlett- sarahwbartlett@gmail.com, (612) 598-8707

Company Class is a creative safety zone to hone acting, dancing, and ensemble skills in a weekly class.
Class led by Corey Mills and Betsy Mills.

Monday, March 25, 2019
10:00 am–12:00 pm


$10/class. 
Classes meet weekly.
 

Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory | 15102 Minnetonka Industrial Rd, Minnetonka, MN
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This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills, and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.

The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.

March 25: facilitated warm-up into open jam

6:30-9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.

$10-20 suggested.

All are welcome!

Ivy Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

It is my great pleasure to be sharing the studio and my love dance and movement this March and April! In process towards my GYROKINESIS® Method Trainer certification, I will be teaching both straight Gyrokinesis classes and Bastard Dance Practice.

Bastard Dance
An improvisation-based technical practice.

Mondays, April 1 and 8: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24: 7:00-9:00PM*
Thursdays, April 4, 18, 25: 7:00-9:00PM
Saturday, April 27: 2:00-4:00PM

*Part of ARENA Teaches, produced by ARENA Dances.
 
Gyrokinesis 60-minute Classes:

Thursday, March 28 at 6:00PM
Friday, March 29 at 6:00PM
Friday, April 5 at 6:00PM
Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00PM
Thursday, April 18 at 6:00PM
Saturday, April 20 at 11:00AM
Thursday, April 25 at 6:00PM

GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and is used with their permission.

Details, venues, class descriptions: https://tinyurl.com/trainwithNon

Photo: Bill Cameron.

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